The Kiowa Creation Story
N. Scott Momaday's account of the Kiowan creation, an account he inherited from his grandmother and which obviously has an ancient oral history beforehand, begins like this:
You know, everything had to begin, and this is how it was: the Kiowas came one by one into the world through a hollow log. There were many more than now, but not all of them got out. There was a woman whose body was swollen up with child, and she got stuck in the log. After that, no one could get through, and that is why the Kiowas are a small tribe in number. They looked all around and saw the world. It made them glad to see so many things. They called themselves Kwuda, "coming out."